The Works of the Rt. REV. Charles C. Grafton; Letters and Addresses Volume 7

The Works of the Rt. REV. Charles C. Grafton; Letters and Addresses Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...of harm is done to religion by the covert attacks made by the newspapers, under the mask of news. I gave a long address to the Nashotah students on Catechising, on my last visit, and hope here at the Cathedral to establish with fuller details the system I began at the Advent years ago and which was a sort of contraction of the French and English methods in Sunday School work. The children are such an important factor in Church work. Never have I felt it so much as now, and the other day when thinking over the matter I saw, as never before, the fuller meaning of our Lord's actions in respect of the children. His ministration to children follows the sacramental line, of provision and care. I can only write a little of what is in my mind. But He bids them come to Him and blames those who would have kept them from Him. Our Church has put her sanction on His act of taking them up in His arms and blessing them as Symbols of Holy Baptism. Perhaps it sets forth, in the coming, and in the Blessing, Confirmation as well, as in His tabernacle. When He thanks His heavenly Father that He has revealed these things to babes, He sets forth that further enlightenment and fortifying grace which confirmation brings. He gives them, or recognizes, their special Angels, and did you ever notice too, how when He had fed the great multitude, it is said "so many thousand... besides the children"? They are to be brought about Him the Living Bread, and I am glad to say we are to begin our children's mass next Sunday. A celebration which they will follow with hymns. I will send you a paper containing them. And our Lord also delivers childhood. It too comes under the sway of the evil one, and after the Transfiguration He comes down and casts out the devil from more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236522613
  • 9781236522610